More information! And a glittery eagle of patriotism! Glittery eagle of patriotism is so proud that the United States Grand Prix is back on the calendar for the first time in five years, and believes nothing can stop it now.
Bernie Ecclestone confirmed to the Statesman newspaper in Austin that a deal was reached and hopefully the race will be on for the next ten years.
The negotiations came down to the wire before the World Motorsports Council meeting today in India.
Nobody has commented on the cost of the sanctioning fee, but supposedly it had been increased from $25 million to $35 million in the new contract.
Work will be up to speed within the next two weeks on the track. No word yet on ticket sales, but now would be the time to look into hotel reservations. This is a good site to check out all your options.
The official F1 site also has a story up on the COTA and the confirmation. No story on why Bahrain is still on the calendar in the midst of more political issues, but that’s something else entirely, right?